The second biggest international airport of Rome, Ciampino, is also known under the name of ‘G. B. Pastine’. It is located 12 km southeast of the Italian capital. In 2017 it recorded traffic of almost 6 000 000 passengers.
Public transport: Although it is a smaller airport, it has good connections with Rome city center, more specifically with the Rome Termini station, right next to the worldwide famous Colloseum. Among public transportation, you can choose between train, regular bus or a shuttle bus.
Airport shuttle bus: Shuttle bus company SIT bus provides a regular daily connection between Rome Ciampino Airport and Rome Termini train station. The journey usually takes between 35 and 55 minutes, depending on traffic. Tickets can be bought on board or online:
Train: There is a train station at Ciampino, it is just not directly at the airport. To get there you ought to take one of the Cotral/Schiaffini buses from the airport which depart every 30 minutes and a single ticket costs 1,00 € per direction. The drive takes only 5 minutes and, once on the train station, take the train to the Termini station for a ticket of 1,50 €. You will be there in 15 minutes.
Bus: Many buses drive from the airport directly to the Rome’s Termini station. Since there is no much difference in price, avoid booking online and buy the ticket on the spot for any bus which seems to leave the soonest. Most of the journeys take approximately 40 minutes, depending on the season and the traffic.
- ATRAL Bus: This company connects the airport with Termini, but also has a connection with Anagnina via Campino station for 1,20 € (Anagnina is the terminus of metro A line; one can take a train from Ciampino station to Termini). However, the station is rather far from the airport and then one would have to wait for the next train to Rome (1.50 €), with the only option of getting off at Termini. A single one way bus ticket costs 3,90 €.
- Terravision shuttle: the ticket is 4,00 € per person, the shuttle operates on the route from 05:35 to 23:00. It is recommended not to buy tickets online because the buses may come too late or you could lose a spot due to big crowd.
- ATAC bus 720: go outside the airport, go to Via dell’Aeroscalo (300 m away) and find the 720 bus station. The bus runs once or twice an hour, never after 08:00 p.m. and never on Sundays, but it takes you to metro B station Laurentina. From there you can use the same ATAC ticket validated on the bus (1,50 €) and take the metro to the city centre.
Taxi services: Official Rome taxis connect the airport to Rome for the fixed fare of 30,00 €. To avoid bad surprises, immediately recommend the driver you are aware of the fixed price, which is valid for up to 4 people and luggage.
Transfer: You have few companies providing transfers from the Ciampino airport, unfortunately there is always a possibility that your transfer does not show up or comes too late, so you should be careful when booking a door-to-door transfer. Also, the prices are the same as taxing a taxi (about 30,00 €), which at least is more reliable.
Renting a car at Ciampino airport: If you prefer reaching and exploring the city by yourself, you should rent a car online or do it on the spot: most of the car-rental companies are situated in the south area of the airport and the prices start from 65,00 €.
Renting a bus at Ciampino airport: If you planned a holiday with a larger group of friends or relatives, one car may not be enough so you should consider renting a bus.
From CIA to Fiumicino Airport: In case you need a transfer between the two airports, you can use Rome Shuttle, which takes you to your terminal in about 30 min (40 km of distance).
- The prices are set per vehicle, not per person: 48,00 € (up to 4 people), 70,00 € (up to 8 people) and 150,00 € (up to 16 passengers).
- The luggage fee is included in the price.
You can also take a taxi, which will cost approximately 80,00 € for a 50-minute journey.
If you prefer public transport, first go from Ciampino airport to Rome’s Termini station and from there take a bus to the Fiumicino airport.
From CIA to Civitavecchia Cruise Port: Civitavecchia is a medium size town about 80 km northwest of Rome and a major ferry port as well as cruise ship port. Since there are no direct lines between the port and the airport, using public transportation you can reach the port in two steps: first take the shuttle, local bus or train from CIA to Termini station and then take the direct train to Civitavecchia. It will take you approximately 2-3 hours for entire journey and it should not cost more than 10,00 € for the whole trip.
FAQ – bus and transport from Ciampino airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: No, there are many bus and train lines running until midnight, but in case you miss all of them, you can take a cab for a reasonable price of 30,00 € (it is a fixed fare, don’t let yourself get robbed).
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: Of course, you can find (and even book online in advance) hotels like Villa Giulia or Albergo Laura within a 500 m distance from the airport. They offer reasonable prices, free Wi-Fi and full service and room equipment.
Q: I would like to spend one day in Rome in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Yes, of course. The best way to do so is to take the bus or train which take you directly from the airport to the city centre and is the most convenient way of transportation. Also, if you don’t feel like dragging your luggage around, unfortunately you cannot leave it at the airport since there is no luggage storage, but there is one at the Termini station which can serve you.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Rome. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?
A: Yes, there are several direct buses from Rome Ciampino to other Italian cities. You can buy your ticket directly on Getbybus:
|Rome Ciampino to Naples||Rome Ciampino to Ancona||Rome Ciampino to L’Aquila|
|Rome Ciampino to Macerata||Rome Ciampino to Caserta||Rome Ciampino to Porto d’Ascoli|
Q: Can I exchange the money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, there are several exchange offices and ATMs at the airport, working 24/7, but it would be better to exchange the money before the trip and have some euros on you since the rate will be a lot higher on the spot and no currency other than euro is accepted.